I was wrong about Herman Cain.
I said originally that Cain could stay on message better than almost any other candidate. His 9-9-9 plan was all he would talk about and I attributed that to good messaging on his part.
I was wrong.
It is not messaging. Cain cannot talk about anything else.
Tonight there is a video from the Journal Sentinel online that show an interview with Herman Cain. Forget the sexual harassment allegations. Forget Mark Block’s gross incompetence. Herman Cain needs to leave the race because he is not qualified to be President.
The video is painful to watch. It is obvious Cain is in over his head and simply clueless.
And this man wants to be the Commander in Chief making decisions?
Candidates have something called briefing books. These are prepared by staffers and contain, among other things, topics candidates are expected to have at least a passing knowledge of. Cain may not be expected to know the name of the President of Montenegro or the Prime Minister of Moldavia, but Libya is a question that will obviously come up
Watching Herman Cain stumble around looking for an answer is beyond painful. He looks to the ceiling, desperately seeking an answer. He responds in vague talking points.
Unfortunately for Herman Cain, Ron Paul was not there to throw him a lifeline.
What this shows more than anything is a stunning lack of preparation by not only the campaign staff, but by Herman Cain. This was not even a semi obscure question like what should American policy be towards Sri Lanka.
In the debate last Saturday night, Herman Cain’s foreign policy philosophy seemed to be, ‘I’ll surround my self with people who have a clue because I do not.’
Earth to Herman Cain. You cannot subcontract out the duties of President.
This is not deciding whether you will sign a ceremonial proclamation for national railroad month.
Newt Gingrich would have had no problem with this. Neither would Michele Bachman, or Ron Paul or Rick Santorum or even Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman.
Herman Cain has some very dedicated supporters. A few days ago, when I came out saying he should leave the race, they expressed their displeasure towards me in no uncertain terms.
To the Cain supporters, I simply say watch this video and ask yourself, “Is this the man you want answering the red phone in the White House at 3 AM?”
Like many on here, I don't give a rats hoot about Libya. We have way TOO many laws in this country about crap like "You cant accidently let 5 gallon of dirt clods roll into a 20 acre lake." You can be fined up to $10,000.(True story). Good Lord Nanny. We need someone to run the BUSINESS of this country. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My first time here....Checking out things on this page ...First Thing I noticed that you failed to mention Rick Perry,while you were wrong about Herman Cain. I might add that those who have Casted Perry to the side have lost sight of why are nation is in trouble. Rick Perry has said some very possitive truths and taken many false accucations himself. If there is another canidate stronger than Rick Perry...I dont see Them....You might be wrong about a real Fisical conservative with the states rights as key.....I dont know how to move around on this page or how to discuss yet...I would say the tea Party which started out fisicaly conservative has missed the Best of Perry, While I watch other Canidates Agree with Perry in foreign policy..3 last great debates...Cain never had a clue but a big heart....not bigger than Rick Perry though...
You're wrong, I hear the Bush's aren't friendly toward Perry..........hopefully that will make you feel better. Anyone and anything will be better than the "Gang from Chicago" we have now.
FOR RON AND JENNIFER
You know what ronald-- that is not fair to tell jennifer that-- ronald reagan was a democrat and then he turned republican--
why?? BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS BEING HIJACKED BY RADICALS AND WAY LEFT LIBERALS-- AND CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE -- THEY DO BELIEVE IN MORALS AND PRINCIPALS-- AND YOU CAN BE A "CONSERVTIVE DEMOCRAT" TO BELIEVE IN THE U.S.CONSTITUTION!!!!
YOU CAN BE VERY NEGATIVE AND SELFISH WHEN IT COMES TO THE COUNTRY AT THIS POINT OF TIME--
WE ARE LOOKING AT TWO REALLY LIBERAL REPUBLICANS WHO LIE AND HAVE "NOT SO GOOD RECORD" ROMNEY WITH ROMNEYCARE--NEWT WITH ALL THAT BAGGAGE-
ETHICS VIOLATION- FINED - HARD TO DEAL WITH- CAP AND TRADE , AND MORE SOCIAL HEALTHCARE!!! EVEN PELOSI IS GEARING UP ON HIM
THIS LEAVES PERRY WHO HAS THE ENERGY- HAS BEEN VETTED ENOUGH WHERE THERE IS NOT BAD BAGGAGE , AFFAIRS, CORRUPTION-I DON'T THINK SO--HE HAS BEEN GOVERNING FOR 10 YEARS- AND WITH QUITE AMOUNT OF DISASTERS!! HE DID BETTER WITH ALL THOSE FIRES AND STORMS AND OBAMA COULDN'T EVEN HANDLE AN OIL DISASTER-- HE WENT ON VACATION--JUST LIKE NOW--
PERRY IS A FISCAL HAWK--- AND HE KNOWS THIS BORDER BETTER THAN ANYONE
SORRY RON-- YOU ARE PROBABLY A NICE GUY-- BUT DON'T GO THERE-- YOU IF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAME TO EXTREME AND WAY OUT THERE, WOULD YOU STAY OR GO SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY THOUGHT MORE LIKE YOURSELF
YOU NEED TO BE REALISTIC ON WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE- PERRY HAS THE STRUCTURE IN PLACE- HE HAS THE MONEY TO RUN ADS AGAINST OBAMA- AND HE WILL DO A GOOD JOB THERE- HE IS THE "ONLY" ONE THAT HAS "ACCOMPLISHED " ALOT MORE THAN ANYONE ON STAGE!!jOBS, DRILLIGN--JOBS--JOBS-- HE WILL GET MANUFACTURING BACK HERE - I BELIEVE HE WILL .HE IS AN OUTSIDER, WASHINGTON IS DISSING HIM-- THE ESTABLISHMENT IS DISSING HIM JUST AS THEY DID SARAH PALIN
NOW WE HAVE CAIN TRYING TO HOG THE LIMELIGHT TO HELP NEWT- AVOID BAD ADS
BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS STILL BUSY WITH HIM--IT IS PLANNED
JENNIFER GO WITH YOUR GUT FEELING--AND COMMON SENSE- THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING.- AND I SEE RICK PERRY FILLING ALL THE NEEDS AMERICA IS ASKING FOR.
JENNIFER- HAVE YOU NOTICED KARL ROVE "NEVER" MENTIONS RICK PERRY WHEN HE DOES HIS WHITEBOARD??? OR DICK MORRIS??? THEY DON'T WANT HIM, THEY HAVE WRITTEN HIM OFF - TELLING AMERICANS - YOU DON'T HIM - BECAUSE WE DON'T LIKE HIM THAT MUCH- AND PREFER ROMNEY-- HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS???I HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING TO FOX ALL AWHILE I PICKED UP ON THIS. SO , HE IS NOT THAT BUDDY BUDDY WITH BUSH FAMILY- BUT GEORGE BUSH AND THE SENIOR BUSHES ARE GRACIOUS AND HAVE MANNERS, THEY WILL BE CORDIAL TO EACH OTHER- AND IF MEANS BEATING OBAMA-- I THINK EVENTUALLY THEY CAVE IF PERRY GOT THE NOD.
HE APOLOGIZED FOR HIS FIRST FEW DEBATES AND COMMENTS- HUMANS MAKE MISTAKES-- THOSE WERE MERE, SEE WHAT NEWT HAS DONE BY THE WAY
TOM COBURN EXPRESSED HIS FEELINGS ABOUT WORKING WITH NEWT "OUCH"
I just don't agree with that point of view-- I care about the country- I also have an open mind and try to do what is best in a certain sceneraio--you need to know how to
improvise with what is thrown at you-- God does not make life easy-- he throws alot of nuts at our heads.
I know you liked sarah-- haven't you noticed that the same is happening to rick perry
but he keeps on ticking-- and coming back-- think about it
Perry is very dangerous
Could you explain what you mean by "dangerous"? Perhaps we could help clear up anything you are concerned about.
Do some research... No body that spends tax money on anything illegal, even the education of illegal's kids gets my vote. Especially when the real citizen's kids do not get an equal treatment.
I don't like it any more than you do but I tell you he's the horse that can win this race. Remember, there was only one perfect man and they crucified him. So are you saying that if Perry is the nominee that you would rather see Obama in office for another term instead of voting for Perry. That's not even rational.
JOHN I SAID IT BEFORE--I HAVE GIRLS IN COLLEGE-- I LOST MY JOB DUE TO A SERIOUS ACCIDENT-- MY OLDEST TRIED TO GET FINANCIAL HELP- AND CERTAIN CLASSES TO ACHIEVE ASSOCIATES DEGREE- HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS IN NJ
COMMUNITY COLLEGE-- LIKES THE "INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS" THEY GET MORE AIDE FROM THE "FEDS" - THESE STUDENTS GET SPECIAL PERKS, THEY GET TO PICK TEACHERS AND AVAILABLE CLASSES BEFORE MY DAUGHTER GETS - HENCE- CAUSES HER TO STAY IN SCHOOL LONGER JUST TO A TAKE CLASS- JUST TO ACHIEVE THIS DEGREE AND THEY HAVE ALL THE -NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING STIUDENTS WORKING IN THE OFFICES, LIBRARY- ETC.
IT GETS WORSE-- POINT IS:: IT IS IN EVERY STATE--IT NEEDS TO STOP--THIS PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT WORSE FOR OUR KIDS TO GET WHAT IT TAKES TO GRADUATE- IT IS MADE HARDER- AND IT IS NOT JUST HISPANIC, IT IS THE ASIAN ILLEGALS HERE ON STUDENT VISAS- MIDDLE EAST - WE TRAINED THEM AND THEN THEY STAY AND BLOW US UP-OR GO BACK AND BLOW US UP WITH OTHERS-- AND , THEY MILK OUR SYSTEM BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW
PERRY--MADE THESE KIDS "APPLY" FOR CITIZNESHIP--WHILE IN SCHOOL-IT TAKES 8 YEARS PROCESS-- THEN THEY HAVE TO PAY TAXES, AND GET LEGALJOB- AND PAY LOAN OFF-- THEY ARE NOT A B URDEN TO THE STATE FINANCES. THIS IS WHAT PERRY IS TRYING TO AVOID-- BECAUSE THE FEDS REFUSE TO "SECURE THE BORDER" WHICH HE WILL DO!!!!
The funny issue here is that both Gingrich and Romney agree with Rick Perry on immigration. But Romney won't actually admit it." I would actually suggest that Perry is more than a smidge to the right of those two on immigration (Perry opposes amnesty, folks, unlike the other two), despite the gross misrepresentation over Texas' tuition law that has taken place in this campaign. And nobody can touch Rick Perry's actual record of accomplishment on border security. Nobody. Not even that electric fence and alligators guy or the double fence gal.While the national DREAM Act is controversial and contentious (for good reason), the Texas tuition law passed nearly unanimously (zero no votes out of both House and Senate committees, and only a handful of votes against it on the floor out of 181 legislators) and has enjoyed nearly controversy-free existence in Texas for ten years and three Perry elections. 94% of Republican legislators voted for it. The Texas tuition law does not provide amnesty, nor could it (unlike the national DREAM Act).The Texas tuition law does not provide free tuition, grants, special scholarships, or other financial aid (unlike the national DREAM Act and the California DREAM Act).
It's not about special treatment, it's about equal treatment for all Texas residents. The suggestion that it is some kind of $100K subsidy is laughable on its face-- no way would conservatives in the Texas legislature have gone for that.
The Texas tuition law, with a fiscal note of zero dollars, does not cost taxpayers anything (unlike the national DREAM Act).
The Texas tuition law does not offer preferential admissions to anyone and has never displaced any Texas student.To qualify for the right to pay tuition at the same resident rate as other Texas residents under the Texas tuition law, a student has to be in the immigration system, "living in this country under a visa permitting permanent resident or who has applied to or has a petition pending with the INS to attain lawful status .nder federal immigration law." The student must have graduated from a Texas high school and have lived in Texas for three years or more before graduation. To qualify, the student cannot be "undocumented" in the sense that they must have a pending immigration application or a visa.
Out of more than 1.8 million Texas college students, about 16K are paying resident tuition under HB 1403. In fact, most non-citizens are at far-flung community colleges, not at major flagship universities. Of those 16K, 12K are attending two-year community colleges. Fewer than a thousand attend Texas or Texas A&M.
Governor Perry opposes amnesty (unlike Romney), opposes the national DREAM Act, and he is easily the most pro-border security Governor in U.S. history, having spent more than $400 million Texas taxpayer dollars since 2005 to do one of the few duties the Federal Government is obligated to do, securing our sovereign border. The real issue here is not about whether Texas passed a law with near unanimity that treats all of its taxpaying Residents the same way, its that the federal Government has failed to secure the border and stop the flow of illegal immigration, so we have to dael with reality, and perry as govenor has done more on border security than anyone else in the field
They don’t go to college…they go to mexico…Perry 2012
THANK YOU FOR THE CLARITY